If a doctor told me I had cancer, I would use my acute gift of observation and knowledge to see that others have had cancer and many have won and many have lost. I would know that cancer exists, because I know people who have had cancer and I have seen what it has done to them. I would ask what the next steps are and if we can use modern technology and advancements to rid my body of it.
If a pastor told me I had sin and it was destroying my soul, I would ask for proof, as I’ve never seen a destroyed soul before. I’ve never seen a sin-stricken person who had physiological manifestations of sinfulness growing on their soul muscle.
And then I would ignore it and move on.